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Poster: k-otic Date: Aug 20, 2008 3:16pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: "The Milky Way" in public domain?

it looks like that only two Harold Lloyd movies are in the public domain

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock and "Milky Way"

This post was modified by k-otic on 2008-08-20 22:16:08

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Aug 20, 2008 3:25pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: "The Milky Way" in public domain?

I've heard that too. I read on Wikipedia that Harold's family owns the rights to (most of) the films, hence why they are rarely shown and almost nobody remember's him. Too bad, I'd loven to see his films get the Alpha Video treatment.

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Poster: jonc Date: Aug 20, 2008 3:47pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: "The Milky Way" in public domain?

I'm not sure what you're referring to, all of Lloyd's shorts were made prior to 1923 and would be PD.

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Poster: k-otic Date: Aug 21, 2008 1:15am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: "The Milky Way" in public domain?

i know he plays in aprox 200 movies made prior 1923 but the absent in public domain catalogues of those titles makes it smell fishy

i don`t know about america but here in europe we love slapstick from that era and the market for such movies would be huge at least for such with a well known name in it like buster keaton or harold lloyd
so i asume that there must be a reason that those titles are not sold by major pd distributors

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Aug 21, 2008 8:59pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: "The Milky Way" in public domain?

A lot of silent films were destroyed or are in very poor condition. Check it out here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_film